Thursday, July 23, 2009

Senior Shuttle becomes NW Shopping RideAbout!

We recently reconfigured our Senior Shuttle route into the NW Shopping RideAbout.
  • On Saturdays the RideAbout serves the downtown area from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., making a one-hour shopping loop with stops at Gretchen Kafoury Commons, Rose Schnitzer Tower, Elm Court Loaves & Fishes, Helen Swindells, Rosenbaum Plaza, The Morrison, and Fred Meyer.
  • On Monday the RideAbout is a 45-minute loop with stops at Marshall Union Manor, Gallagher Plaza, Medallion Apartments, Northwest Tower, Fred Meyer, and Trader Joes. Riders do not need to live at these locations to use the RideAbout.

Transportation to Irving Street

NWPM now has volunteers available on Tuesdays to drive people to Irving Street Loaves and Fishes meal site and the Emergency Food Pantry located at First Immanuel Lutheran Church (map, site).
  • People in need may get a ride to the Irving Street Loaves & Fishes Senior Lunch (that program operates 11:30-12:30 every weekday) and a ride home from the Food Pantry with their groceries. See, print or share the flyer: click here!

Transportation to FREE concerts!

Ride with Vounteer Drivers:
This month our volunteer drivers have stepped up to make sure our neighbors-in-need can get to some of the free concerts offered by Portland Parks & Recreation. We’ll be providing rides to and from the following
Washington Park Summer Festival Concerts at 6 PM:
  • Saturday, August 8th: Devin Phillips (Modern Jazz Quartet)
  • Sunday, August 9th: Art Abrams Swing Machine (Big Band)
  • Monday, August 10th: Patrick Lamb (Soul/Blues)
  • Tuesday, August 11th: Portland Taiko & Mizu Desierto Butoh Theater
  • See, print or share the flyer: click here!
And for both neighborhood concerts at Couch Park at 6:30 PM :
  • Thursday, August 6th: Aguamiel (Salsa)
  • Thursday, August 13th: Providence Stage Band (Big Band Swing)
Please call Dave to schedule a ride to these concerts at 503-221-1224 ext. 100.

Ride MAX with a Volunteer Escort:
For those neighbors able to use public transit, we are offering “Transit Adventure” field trips to these two lunchtime concerts in the Lloyd Center area:
  • Wed. August 5th (Linda Hornbuckle), See, share or print flyer here!
  • Wednesday, Aug 19 (Boka Marimba) See, share or print flyer here!
  • Time: 11 a.m.— 2 p.m.
  • Place: Meet at mask sculpture at the entrance of PGE Park, 18th and Morrison.
  • Cost: The concert and transit is free! Bring a sack lunch or money to buy
  • lunch! Our Volunteer Manager, Kelly, and/or a Ride Wise Volunteer will meet the group and escort you on the MAX.
For more information on this MAX Adventure, contact Kelly or Codi at (503) 221-1224 or e-mail

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